Lagers and Craft Brewing with Mitch Steele – BeerSmith Podcast #253

by Brad Smith on March 21, 2022 · 0 comments

Mitch Steele joins me from New Realm Brewing to discuss Lager brewing, supply chains and the evolving world of Craft Brewing.

Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play

Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file.

Topics in This Week’s Episode (47:48)

  • This week I welcome back Mitch Steele. Mitch is the COO and Brewmaster at New Realm Brewing and a former Brewmaster at Stone. Mitch wrote the book on IPAs called: IPA Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale. (Note: Amazon Affiliate Link)
  • We start by discussing some of the new projects Mitch is working on at New Realm.
  • Mitch talks about the Seltzer market and how it has started to fall off a bit at New Realm.
  • We also discuss his efforts to create low calorie beers and the challenges in distributing it.
  • Mitch explains why New Realm has started making German style Pilsner and related Lagers, and how their Lagers have become quite popular.
  • We talk about some of the challenges in making great lagers and Mitch provides some tips in brewing lagers.
  • We briefly discuss IPAs and some of the newer trends in IPAs which still dominate the Craft Beer market.
  • Mitch explains some of the supply chain woes Craft brewers are facing including malt shortages, very high shipping costs and long delays in the supply chain.
  • We also discuss inflation and how it has impacted craft brewers.
  • Mitch gives his closing thoughts on where he sees Craft Brewing going in the coming years.


Thanks to Mitch Steele for appearing on the show and also to you for listening!
iTunes Announcements: I launched a new video channel for the BeerSmith podcast on iTunes, so subscribe now! At the moment it will only feature the new widescreen episodes (#75 and up). Older episodes are available on my revamped Youtube channel. Also all of my audio episodes are on iTunes now – so grab the older episodes if you missed any.

Thoughts on the Podcast?

Leave me a comment below or visit our discussion forum to leave a comment in the podcast section there.

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes or BeerSmith Radio

You can listen to all of my podcast episodes streaming live around the clock on our BeerSmith Radio online radio station! You can also subscribe to the audio or video using the iTunes links below, or the feed address

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the blog and my newsletter (or use the links in the sidebar) – to get free weekly articles on home brewing.

Related Beer Brewing Articles from BeerSmith:

Enjoy this Article? You'll Love Our BeerSmith Software!
  Don't make another bad batch of beer! Give BeerSmith a try - you'll brew your best beer ever.
Download a free 21 day trial of BeerSmith now

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: